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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was the name of the experimental boarding school the author attended in Chapter 1?
2. In Chapter 5, who was the pianist jealous over?
3. What did the person who told the author he lost force him to do in Chapter 6?
(a) To give Tobey his Cotton candy.
(b) To feel his private parts.
(c) To run his errands.
(d) To leave the park.
4. How does the author describe his time with his friend in Chapter 3?
(b) It is a bond that will last a lifetime.
(d) Silent solitude and joy at the core.
5. In what season did the author's friendship blossom, in Chapter 3?
6. In Chapter 3, who said "I feel like I've been on this trip all my life"?
(a) The author.
(c) The author's mom.
7. Where did the author and his family go at the beginning of Chapter 2?
8. Which of the following does the author NOT use to describe the sun in Chapter 6?
9. What does the author describe being blurred in the final section of Chapter 1?
(a) The author's vision.
(b) The author's opinion.
(c) The author's perspective.
(d) The author's memory and present life.
10. What was the author in constant fear of in Chapter 4?
(a) Being left alone.
(b) Being in the dark.
(c) Being eaten.
(d) Being killed.
11. What does the author describe at the beginning of Chapter 6?
(a) The author's dream.
(b) A lake.
(c) The family's return to Florida.
12. What does the author recall about the conditions of the person he remembers in Chapter 1?
(a) That he was a stable, reliable man.
(b) That he was rich.
(c) That he was poor.
(d) That he was in and out of mental hospitals during his childhood.
13. What writing style does the author repeat throughout the book?
(b) A journal style.
(c) Switching from past to present tenses.
(d) Switching from 1st to 3rd person.
14. What does the author describe in the prologue?
(a) His dreams.
(b) His house.
(c) His job.
(d) His peaceful and productive country life.
15. What is understood about the author and his perception of the people he introduces in Chapters 2 and 3?
(a) He loves and feels supports from them.
(b) He hates them.
(c) He understands the people more while writing about them, rather than when he was living it.
(d) He needs them.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has the author gained between the time he writes about these events to the time in which they actually took place?
2. In Chapter 3, what does the author mention he and his friend discovered together?
3. How did the author's father die?
4. Where was the Southbury Training School?
5. Why were the author and his family traveling at the beginning of Chapter 2?
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